Barbara Jean Peters Schild, 84, of Rossville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, January 19, 2018 at her residence. She was a retired accountant and a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Lakeview High School, class of 1951. She served faithfully as a pastor’s wife, Sunday School teacher, pianist, organist and mentor to many for 61 years by her husband’s side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ella Burns Peters; her husband of 58 years, Rev. Thomas Schild; daughter, Faye Lewis; sisters, Gladys Mayes, Lois Brock and Ruth McGowen and one stillborn sister, Ella Mae Peters; brothers, Raymond, Harold, Clyde, Alvin and Kenneth Peters.
She is survived by her son, Steve (Tammy) Schild, Sr., Rossville; brother, Stuman (Barbara) Peters, Ringgold; four grandchildren, Kevin (Amanda) Myers, Greg (Melanie) Myers, Bethany Schild and Steven (Morgan) Schild, Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Elaina, Mark, Sarah Kate, Madelyn, Jaedon, Sophie and Sadie; and several nieces and nephews.
The body will lie in state Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Temple Baptist Church from 11 a.m.-noon, followed by Funeral Services at noon, with Rev. Jim Rushing, Rev. A. C. Durham and Rev. Luther Eslinger officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
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The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 4-8 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.